May 2011 was a record month for leading law firm Stephensons Solicitors LLP, as the firm’s team of personal injury and clinical negligence experts won more than £5 million in compensation for their clients.
Settled matters included a case in which a local hospital failed to diagnose a child’s fractured hip correctly, resulting in him needing a full hip replacement.
A clinical negligence case was settled recently for a seven figure sum in respect of a child who has severe disabilities, while another child who suffered a serious act of clinical negligence won a large amount of compensation for life long injuries.
Andrew Welch, managing partner of the department, said: “This is a significant amount of money and it is very rewarding to have secured such a large figure for our clients in one month.
“These cases are unfortunately just a snapshot of the types of injuries we see on a daily basis. Every person that we advise has been injured, sometimes extremely seriously, through no fault of their own and the financial recompense will enable them to adapt to what can often be a greatly altered lifestyle.”
Stephensons’ personal injury and clinical negligence partners are also recommended as leading experts in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK, leading independent guides to the legal profession.
Notes to editors
Stephensons is one of the region’s largest law firms, with 30 partners and over 350 staff across a network of regional offices in Wigan, Leigh, St Helens, Bolton, Horwich and Manchester. Visit www.stephensons.co.uk to find out more about the firm.
Media information: Lianne Tracey
Stephensons Solicitors LLP
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